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    Im using fully synthetic with my Carby and ie Supersports, question is, I recently bought 5w40 halfords bike oil, now Im wondering whether this this grade is too thin for them? However as we know in Scotland the weathers cold and $hite most of the time. What do folks think?

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    I know that the forecast is cold but....

    I'm sure it will be fine Ian, although in recent years Ducati have moved to a fully synthetic 15w50 as OEM fitment.
    This is the recommendation from the 2000 900SSie handbook.
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    Nothing less than 10w

    Old enough to know better, young enough not to care

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    i think it will be too thin. these engines are of an early design and the tolerances are more course needing a thicker oil. I once did this in an older car engine of mine and it ran out of the crank shaft oil seals.

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